I don't post here often enough, but I'm hoping to improve that. Anyway, here's the story: In the past, I installed and used PC-BSD. As far as that goes, it's not too bad; it's definately easy to install and use. Now, I'm giving Debian Gnu/kfreebsd a try. Like the name suggests, it's the freeBSD kernel with a debian toolset and userspace. The instalation is FreeBSD, but not hard. It boots just fine, but... Like PC-BSD the net connection makes me want to put my fist through the monitor

Here's the dmesg output (the relevant part). I've already read the bugreport; this is a characteristic of the freeBSD kernel (it's listed as bug #87316).
vge0: <VIA Networking Gigabit Ethernet> port 0xb400-0xb4ff mem 0xeb000000-0xeb0000ff irq 22 at device 14.0 on pci0
vge0: MII read timed out
vge0: failed to start MII autopoll
vge0: MII without any phy!
device_attach: vge0 attach returned 6
Can anybody help me out with this? (key information: back in the day, Windows never gave me this, Linux never does anything remotely similar, nor does Solaris (both Belenix and Nexenta) do this. All of them on this exact hardware)